Cape Traders Coalition hold meeting with city mayor Dan Plato

22 October 2009

After a successful general assembly in Cape Town the informal traders have Elected a steering committee to look into the work towards building a Coalition in the province

And this coalition drive has secured an audience with the honorable Mr. Dan Plato on Friday 23rd October 2009 at the Civic Centre, 11h30 to Reflect on the following:

(1)Introduction of the steering committee

(2)Discussions on the open letter to the Mayor and the Premier (see the StreetNet international newsletter)

(3)The call for a moratorium on all evictions currently underway Especially as a result of 2010 FIFA World Cup preparations

We therefore invite all to the media briefing scheduled immediately after the meeting, which will be around 13h00 at the same venue. For more Enquiries please don`t hesitate to contact Rosheda Muller (aquarose@telkomsa.net) 0846056135

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